Damn if The Internet doesn’t just keep getting better with each release. After springing from the Odd Future camp as a duo with their debut Purple Naked Ladies in 2011 and then revamping and recruiting a full band for their 2013 follow up Feel Good, The Internet stepped into the summer of 2015 with assured swagger that showed throughout their latest, Ego Death.
The album offered up pretty much anything one could want from a modern R&B record, including brooding modern funk (“Get Away”), slinky bedroom jams (“Special Affair”), party starters (“Go With It,” “Palace/Curse”), electro R&B jams (the Kaytranada-produced “Girl”), funky kiss offs (“Just Sayin’/I Tried,” “Something’s Missing”) and even an airy and dreamy, yet somehow socially conscious number (“For The World”). And even with all that going on, they still managed to include even more while lacing it all with an intimate vibe that permeated throughout.
For those wondering whether R&B can survive in this digital age, they need look no further than Ego Death for assurance that the genre is in more than capable hands. -- D-Money